New products, Construction, Engineering

Looking for brown safety boots? The Bison IGS is for you

A few years ago, brown safety boots were a very rare phenomenon. Now? They are starting to really rival their Black and Sand contemporaries. 

Popular for construction and engineering and huge overseas, we have launched a new brown safety boot: the VR601.01 Bison IGS. Also available in Black hide and Honey nubuck, the Bison IGS will completely replace the VR601 Cougar. 


Like the Cougar, the Bison IGS features a composite midsole and toe cap, providing wearers with excellent protection from falling and underfoot objects, at a lighter weight. With an SRC slip rating, the safety boot offers the highest levels of slip resistance. It also meets the high spec S3 safety standard, packing in the following features: 

  • Anti-static
  • Heat and chemical resistant outsole to 300ª.
  • Water resistant
  • Composite toecap
  • Composite midsole
  • SRC slip rating


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As well as featuring our new sole, the Bison IGS has been completely modernised and remodelled compared with the VR601 Cougar. 

A huge benefit over the Cougar is that the Bison IGS is now completely metal-free, meaning it is safe for high security environments.

Constructed from oiled full grain leather upper, the Bison IGS is both
water-resistant and breathable. A padded perforated scoop collar, reduces heat build up and provides comfort for driving, and a closed speed lacing system removes the risk of snagging. A new high bellows tongue reduces water and dirt ingress. 


The brown safety boot is also incredibly comfortable. It has been created to a brand new extreme comfort shape; and has a shock-absorbing heel pod buried within the sole, reducing impact on your knees and back. A quick-dry moisture wicking lining regulates temperature and promotes foot health. 

The high quality 'Energyse' PU insole has a unique heel pump to channel air around the foot, reducing heat buildup. With rebound foam, the insole provides full foot cushioning and shock resistance. All of our test pilots rated their comfort as 5/5


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Falling from height is the biggest killer in our wearers industries. Above and beyond safety boot requirements, the VR601.01 Bison IGS has four strong, deep ladder grips and a well-defined heel to keep you sturdy and firm footed while climbing or descending ladders, and ultimately help prevent falls from height. These ladder grips are the first in the industry to meet the firefighter standard EN15090:2012. 

Inspired by tyres, the sole pattern is based on small hexagons which provide multiple sharp edges to cut through liquid; and larger, self-cleaning lugs to provide stability on chunkier terrains.

What's more, to protect you from aquaplaning, we have designed the heel strike of this metal-free black safety boot at 7ª, the angle at which most slips occur. Five angled splines provide increased contact with the ground, effortlessly cutting through water and dirt on every step, keeping you firm footed when you need it most. 



Download this free comparison chart to find out for yourself about the extra features crammed into our new IGS boots. 

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